From the Blogs: Pulmonary Embolus — Evaluating the Five Ps of PE

April 12, 2017

From the Blogs: Pulmonary Embolus — Evaluating the Five Ps of PE

Alexandra Godfrey, PA in emergency medicine, wades through the murky pea soup that is evaluating pulmonary embolus in the In Practice blog.

“Even though PE is a pernicious, petulant and peculiar pathology, we can find clarity if we carefully consider the five Ps of PE evaluation.” Blogger and physician assistant Alexandra Godfrey offers a summary of the five Ps — patient presentation, pre-test probability, prediction rules, “pesky” d-dimer, and pictures (i.e., imaging) — in this week's In Practice blog post.

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